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Ben Affleck says the Justice League movie will have a more traditional Batman


I was really disappointed with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They stuffed in too many story lines, characters weren’t portrayed right and it was a bit of a mess in my opinion. However, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Ben Affleck’s Batman even though he was not the traditional Batman from the comic books.

It seems they are going to give us a Batman closer to the comics in the Justice League movie as Affleck explained to EW.

He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.

BvS’ departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way, whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people. This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics. This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.

Not that it’s average. I think it’s a really cool story. Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!

How much of this is due to Joss Whedon taking over directing the film, when Zack Snyder had to step down due to personal reasons, is unknown. We will have to wait until the Justice League hits cinemas on 17th November 2017 to see whether this is the Batman from the comic books.

At the moment I am still not expecting too much. I am sure there will be some cool moments, but I just hope it works better than Batman v Superman.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder with reshoots by Joss Whedon, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Millerand Ray Fisher.

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